Question about Samsung S2 - 1TB USB 2.0 Portable -Midnight Black Hard Drive

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I have just bought a samsung S2 1TB portable drive. It works in everthing I have tried apart from my pc. At first i thought it might be power related after trying a powered usb hub and y usb cable, it's still the same. On every other device the HD will power on and the led stays on. With the pc it powers on but the led flashes. Sometimes slow blink sometimes rapid flicker. The pc makes the sound to say a usb has been connected..then disconnected, then connected again. This is the sound only as nothing appears on pc.. device manager shows no probs. Any ideas? Cheers, Sweeney

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  • jusquitsmokn Mar 21, 2011

    could be a bad USB port on the pc, do you have any other free usb ports on the computer to try?

  • sweeney474p Mar 21, 2011

    Yeah have tried all the usb ports and added a powered usb hub....... still no joy?

  • sweeney474p Jan 08, 2014

    sry forgot to update.... turns out it dont like usb 1 , works fine in usb 2 slots.(just had to fin them in the old pc first)

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Head over to samsung's download page: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads Pick out your model and download the diagnostic software. I think it's called something like Diagnostic Software for portable HDD.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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    It takes some finding, but it is there!

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